D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to D. T. Suzuki Museum by using our Kanazawa trip planner .
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  • 15mins walk from the castle, this is a beautiful minimalistic museum in dedication to the man who brought Zen to the west (Thank you Mr Suzuki for this!!). Lovely tranquil building - your mind goes qu...  more »
  • A wonderfully designed museum devoted to Zen and the teachings of DT Suzuki. The gardens and water features are beautiful. Expect to spend 30-45 minutes here.  more »
  • The architecture detail is just amazing A very calm, modern and beautiful museum to have a self reflection  more »
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  • The museum of the Buddhist Zen master D. T. Suzuki. Not only the architecture but the philosophy of the whole complex gives you an unbelievable calm while strolling in and around it. The inexpensive entry fee make it worthy of your time spending in there. If you ever come to Kanazawa, this is the must visit place. Definitely recommend it.
  • Nice little museum. It is a very short visit, so don't hesitate to take your time. The architecture of the building is interesting. A little trail/path behind the museum leads to Kenroku-En.
  • You get a real sense of tranquility here, spend a few hours just sitting and watching the seasons pass
  • My husband and I's favourite sight in Kanazawa. Amazing experience walking through the building and learning about DT Suzuki and Buddhist philosophy, everything is so zen and minimal. Great place to just watch the pond and trees, listen to nature. Highly recommended :)
  • place worth visiting. rich spiritual experience

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